Submission to Senate Inquiry into the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

EDOs of Australia submission to Senate Inquiry into the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

5 February 2016 - Download PDF

A submission to assist the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport with its inquiry into the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015. Our submission addresses:

  1. Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH): expanding functions to include ‘environmental activities’ and reporting requirements
  2. Review requirements for the Basin Plan
  3. Statutory review of the Water Act
  4. Accreditation of water resource plans
  5. Indigenous matters

The Bill essentially seeks to implement the recommendations outlined in the Report of the Independent Review of the Water Act 2007 (Cth). EDO NSW has written a briefing note outlining some of the key changes proposed in the Bill.